The Firm produces research via two formats: Select Research and Opportunity Research. The Select product represents the Firm’s internally generated stock ideas that are featured in our daily blogs, The Goldman Guide and our premium newsletter, The 30-30 Report.
The Opportunity Research offering, represents sponsored microcap and penny stock research reports. Six month or three month subscriptions can be commissioned by publicly traded company management, investor relations, consulting firms, investment banks, or third parties.
This model is ideal for companies that have little or no capital markets awareness and are seeking to enhance their profile, increase investor outreach and awareness as well as trading activity. Importantly, engaging in our program can reduce the Firms’ cost of capital and foster greater communication between publicly traded companies and their shareholder base. We note that the Firm does not accept any equity compensation and Goldman Small Cap Research analysts are paid in advance.
It is important to note that while we may track performance separately, we utilize many of the same coverage criteria in determining coverage of all stocks in both research formats. Stocks in the Opportunity format carry a higher risk profile, but they typically offer greater upside as well.
Given that the small cap and micro cap world carries greater risks than larger capitalization stocks, Goldman Small Cap Research analysts enlist specific coverage criteria prior to taking on any assignments. These critiera include the following:
- Company has reached an inflection point in the business model.
- Company is engaged in a large addressable market.
- We deem that the Firm has inherent advantages.
- Company has a strong management team with a history of success.
- Stock appears undervalued based on peer group comps or other valuation metrics.